Measuring the Information Society: The ICT Development Index 2009. Geneva: International Telecommunication Union, 2009.
The latest edition of Measuring the Information Society features the new ITU ICT Development Index. The Index captures the level of advancement of ICTs in more than 150 countries worldwide and compares progress made between 2002 and 2007. It also measures the global digital divide and examines how it has developed in recent years. The report also features a new ICT Price Basket, which combines fixed, mobile and broadband tariffs for 2008 into one measure and compares it across countries. The analytical report is complemented by a series of statistical tables providing country-level data for all indicators included in the Index.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 – Introduction
Chapter 2 – ICT Market Overview
Chapter 3 – The ITU ICT Development Index (IDI): background and methodology
Chapter 4 – The ITU ICT Development Index (IDI): presentation and discussion of results
Chapter 5 – Measuring the Digital Divide
Chapter 6 – ICT Price Basket
Chapter 7 – Conclusions
Annex 1: ICT Development Index (IDI) methodology
Annex 2: ICT Price Basket methodology
Annex 3: List of economies included in the IDI and the ICT Price Basket by region
Annex 4: Statistical tables of indicators used to compute the IDI
Annex 5: Statistical tables of tariffs used to compute the ICT Price Basket
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